As we get further in to November and the temperature starts to fall, we’re faced with the imminent decision of when to turn the heat on. For some people, that time has already come and for others, it is looming large. Of course with the cold rapidly approaching now is the time to think about replacing your home’s furnace because no one wants their furnace to go out in the middle of the coldest day of the season.
So when it’s time to get a new furnace, how do you know if you should choose an oil furnace or a gas furnace? Well we’re here to help answer that for you. After all, there’s no reason to be bundled up in 10 layers in the middle of January because you didn’t know your furnace was on its last legs.
Take a few minutes and read what both types of furnaces can offer and give us a call at 309-323-9584 if you have any more questions.
- Up-front cost is lower than gas furnaces
- Offer more heat than other furnaces
- Easily serviced by the oil delivery company
- Maintenance can be more complex as a result of dirt and grim buildup
- Fuel costs are greater than gas furnaces
- Less efficient than gas furnaces
- More efficient than oil furnaces
- Cheaper fuel compared to oil furnaces
*Note: your home must be in an area where a gas supply is available
- Less maintenance required
- Provides less heat than oil furnaces
- Up-front cost is 10-25% more than similar sized oil furnaces
No matter which furnace you choose, your comfort should never be compromised, so make sure you make the most informed decision possible. If you happen to have any questions during the process, don’t think twice about giving Freed Heating & Air Conditioning in Moline a call at 309-323-9584. We’re more than happy to help answer all of your furnace questions.